Mike Ludwig


Truthout contributor Mike Ludwig discusses the U.S. military’s missed opportunity to minimize the health risks from depleted uranium munitions, the Department of Defense’s policy of “don’t look, don’t find” regarding a link between DU and Gulf War Veterans Illness, the 40-year late Congressional action on Agent Orange related illnesses and why the health and safety of enlisted troops is a secondary concern to the generals in charge.

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Mike Ludwig writes for Truthout.org.

5 thoughts on “Mike Ludwig”

  1. Lets be honest here. The bottom line is what sort of lunatics use radioactive material for munitions? Answer: The U.S. military! (ding ding ding ding….)

    1. It is not radioactive until it is fired.

      Let that be a consulation to all the US troops, all the Serbians, and all the Iraqis ailing from low-level radiation from US munitions.

      Incidentally the economics of it all are a Capitalist's dream–the manufacturers are paid to take it as "waste" and then turn it into projectiles which they sell back to the military at a big premium.

  2. Hey, having to pay for treatment sounds like a good occasion to kickstart the economy. Why not admit everything, then ship million-strong cleanup crews to Yougoslavia, Iraq, Lebanon and then Vietnam and Cambodia? Even the liberventionists and leftist Rooseveltian moneyprinters can't be not ok with *that*. Come to think of it, there probably are many factories and thousands of groundwater deposits to launder in the good old USA, too.

    What about it, congresscritters and Obama?

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